Southern's Devon Gales makes appearance at Georgia game
ATHENS - Devon Gales, the Southern player who suffered a paralyzing neck injury during a September game at Georgia, has made an emotional return to Sanford Stadium.
According to AJC.com, Georgia Bulldogs' Kicker Marshall Morgan met Gales in person for the first time since the September game that led to Gale's paralysis.
Gales has become a Georgia fan after being embraced by the team and fans following the injury. He had a big smile as he exchanged handshakes and hugs with each Georgia player and coach Mark Richt as the team entered the stadium.
Gales wore a Georgia black warm up suit as he sat in a wheelchair.
In a September game against the Georgia Bulldogs, Devon was carted off the field after a collision during a kickoff in the third quarter.
Devon suffered several fractures in his neck in what doctors describe as a "burst injury." Dr. Greg Fautheree of the NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge says Devon's vertebrae exploded causing an impact against the spinal cord.